The actress who plays Michael Scott’s ex-girlfriend Jan on "The Office," has been tapped to join NBC’s drama series "Outlaw" as well as return to the "The Office" in a multi-episode arc, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
Melora Hardin will replace Gina Gershon, who played the role of Claire Sax in the pilot for "Outlaw," which stars Jimmy Smits as a U.S. Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench and returns to private practice, the story says. Her character is the love interest to Smits’ character.
Hardin will return to "The Office" for Steve Carell’s final season on the NBC comedy as Michael Scott. "With Jan and another Michael former love, Holly (Amy Ryan), both returning to The Office, Michael might be tying up some loose ends," Andreeva writes.